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Evidence: Witness Alibis

YOKNAPATAWPHA COUNTY SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT

Investigating Officer(s): Det. S. Murphy, Det. T. Armstrong
Incident No.: 001294-23E-2004
Case Description: Kristi Waterson Homicide

Based on witness statements during interviews, investigators have put together the following summary of the witnesses' alibis for the window of time when the murder is believed to have been committed (approx. 7:30-9:30 p.m. 5/22/04), as well as for the remainder of the night. Also included is information on the results of attempts to verify the alibis.

Verification codes:

Y = Alibi confirmed for entire time period.
N = No part of the alibi could be corroborated.
T = Tentative alibi confirmation because corroboration for all or part of the witness's time comes from someone with a personal relationship with the witness.
P = Part of the alibi confirmed or tentatively confirmed, but one or more portions of the witness's time remain uncorroborated.

Witness

Stated Alibi

Verified

Verification Detail

BREWER, John

In both his first and second interviews, he said he was with Nora Percy from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., except when they drove from the restaurant to his residence.

In his second interview, he acknowledged he stopped twice during his trip from the residence to his home: once to buy a bottle of wine and again to buy an espresso.

T

Nora Percy verified in her first and second interviews that they were together from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., except for a short period around 8:00 p.m. when they drove in separate cars from the restaurant to his residence. She could not be specific about the travel time or how long she waited at John's residence for him to arrive.

DEVOE, Dewey

He said in his first and second interviews he stayed home all evening, watched TV, did his laundry and had no visitors.

In his third interview, he admitted Hunter Nelson came by to buy pot around 9:30 p.m. and then Hunter gave him a ride to Proud Larry's bar to meet a girl.

P

The early part of Dewey's evening, when he was alone, cannot be corroborated.

In Hunter Nelson's second interview, he confirmed he went to Dewey’s residence to buy pot around 9:30 p.m.

EATON, Deborah

In her first interview, she said she and Hunter were together at his place from 5:00 p.m. on the night of the murder and until 10:00 a.m. the following day

In her second interview, she admits Hunter went out to buy pot for them. She claims he was gone for less than an hour.

P

Hunter verifies in both his first and second interviews that he and Deborah were together all or most of the evening.

Hunter's admission in his second interview that he left Deborah at his apartment to buy pot from Dewey leaves a gap in Deborah's alibi of approximately one hour that cannot be corroborated.

FOYLE, Weldon

In his interview, he said he was working for Myra Olander the night of the murder.

T

Myra Olander corroborates that Weldon was working for her from 6:30 p.m. until after 2:30 a.m. at her home.

 

LaROUCHE, Rob

Rob said in his interview Michelle Prescott came to his apartment at 9:00 p.m., they went for a ride and back to his apartment for pizza and a movie. T In her first and second interviews, Michelle confirmed was with Rob throughout the evening and until 9:00 a.m. the next morning.

A gas station attendant saw a man driving a hybrid car in her station before 8:00 p.m. with longhaired blonde woman in passenger seat. She identified Rob LaRouche as the driver from a photograph.

NELSON, Hunter

In his first interview, he said he and Deborah Eaton were together and stayed in all evening

In his second interview, Hunter admitted he went to buy weed from Dewey Devoe around 9:30 p.m., but says he and Deborah were together for the rest of the night.

T

Deborah confirmed that she and Hunter were together from 5:00 p.m. Saturday night until Sunday morning.  In her second interview, Deborah reveals that Hunter went out to get some pot after they had watched the movie.

Dewey Devoe admitted Hunter bought pot from him around 9:30 p.m. and they were together until at least 10:00 p.m. when Hunter was stopped by a sheriff's officer for an expired tag.

YCSD Officer Steve Harding (Unit #224) verified that he issued a written warning to Nathaniel Harrison Nelson on May 22, 2004 at 10:13 p.m.

PERCY, Nora

In her first and second interviews, she said she was with John Brewer from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m., except for a short period around 8:00 p.m. when they drove in separate cars from the restaurant to his residence.

 
P

In his first interview. John Brewer confirmed he was with Nora Percy from 6:00 p.m. until 2:00 a.m. In his second interview, he acknowledged he was asleep during a significant portion of the time Nora was at his residence and could not be positive she did not leave during that period, though he doubted it.

PRESCOTT, Michelle

In her first and second interviews, she said she went to her boyfriend’s (Rob LaRouche) residence at 7:00 p.m., they went for a car ride, then back to his residence for pizza and a movie. She was there until 9:00 a.m. the next morning.

T

Rob said in his interview Michelle came to his apartment at 9:00 p.m., they went for a ride and back to his apartment for pizza and a movie. Michelle explained the discrepancy in the time of her arrival as simple confusion and said she would not "intentionally lie."

A gas station attendant saw a man driving a hybrid car in her station before 8:00 p.m. with longhaired blonde woman in passenger seat. She identified Rob LaRouche as the driver from a photograph.

 

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